The Inland Empire, known less broadly as the huge chunk of Southern California that includes the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino, is filled with some place names that sound funny to our Orange County ears. Take these, please ...
Kathleen Madigan has done a lot in her comedy career, from entertaining the troops overseas to amusing audiences across the States to winning awards for being a kickass comedian. She has brought plenty of laughs to late-night TV, radio shows, and comedy CDs and specials. Since we figured she clearly ... More >>
By: Brian McManusIf you listen closely to Ke$ha's songs (and is there any other way to listen to Ke$ha? ), you already know quite a bit about her. She wakes up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy. She uses a bottle of Jack to brush her teeth (which sounds dangerous). Etc. Etc. So on. So forth. ANYW ... More >>
Hitman Fight Gear's Daniel Diaz and his war with the legendary MMA label
Surveying the great diva's checkered film career
STAGES reminds us of kinder, gentler, redneck-ier days
Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sav ... More >>
On Saturday the Acrobatics Everyday crew throws on another inspired concert at UC Irvine, with Old Time Relijun member Arrington de Dionyso making another appearance after coming through 2010's edition of the Open Melody festival. De Dionyso's tour partner is the powerful Larkin Grimm, whos ... More >>
The godly union of Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah gets sullied
We're all working past the fifteenth tamale here, so excuse us if we're almost a week late to the hilarious write-up that the British paper The Guardian did on the Holy Land Experience, the Orlando fundamentalist Christian theme park owned and operated by our Trinity Broadcasting Network.Reporter ... More >>
Last October, amid much glitz, glamour but light attendance, the first ever Anaheim International Film Festival premiered, and while it's not quite one-and-done, organizers plan this year to sprinkle festival screenings in with regular UltraLuxe of GardeWalk programming throughout the fall. Meanw ... More >>
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
La Mirada Theatre
A holiday is a great excuse to run an overused concept into the ground. That's why the Fourth of July is a perfect opportunity for a Boob War Special Edition (cue percussive theme music) that takes a historical look at the pioneering woman--and their breasts--responsible for making our country g ... More >>
Orange County Performing Arts Center
Robert Kapilow's What Makes It Great? Series: Beethoven, 7:30 p.m.Kapilow introduces composers, unravels the beauty of their music and helps listeners approach and appreciate the works in new ways. First, the conductor/composer takes apart a musical composition and explores it with the audience. Ne ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
Taking stock of Social Distortion at 30
Update: Click the image for photos from the Rilo Kiley show. It was a wonderful evening at The Grove of Anaheim: lady lead singers with incredible voices and endless musical talents – backed by the boys who love them. Grand Ole Party jolted the evening forward with cutie pie, Kristen Gundred owni ... More >>
In 2006, the Basic Instinct beauty showed she wasnt just another pretty face
OnDVD: 9 to 5: Sexist Egotistical Lying Hypocritcal Bigot Edition
God bless Loretta Lynn
To the Costa Mesa thugs who used to beat up Dan Mathews: The fat gay punk kid grew up to save lives and jet set with Pam Anderson. Howzabout you?
When Lopez met McConaughey
And thanks for not hurling on the Indiana Jones Adventure!
Henry Rollins sweats pure love
And Dolly Parton loves the gay folk
Teach them well: Dont get ripped-off
Sexual politics and moral ambiguity take the stage
When did Barney Fife transfer to the Costa Mesa PD?
And let me perform reparative therapy on the drag queens!